Fundraising Fashion Event

Swellelegant – Pop Up Fashion Shop 

We are holding a fundraising event in aid of Fingal Counselling Service.

Do you have a special occasion coming up or simply enjoy shopping for a bargain?

Why not come along to our pop up shop where we have a fantastic range of pre loved clothing including hats, shoes and accessories for sale at amazing prices

Date:       Saturday 21st April 2018 from 2 pm to 6 pm

Venue:     BASE Resource Centre, Brackenstown, Swords

Christmas & New Year

Fingal Counselling Service will close on Friday 23rd December 2017  and re-open on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

If, during this period, you experience difficulties and you wish to speak to someone please contact

The Samaritans on 116 123 (this number is free to call)

or visit their website

Thought for the day

Your spiritual guidance for the day 

Give me kind Heaven,

A private station,

A mind serene for contemplation,

Title and profit I resign;

The post of honour shall be be mine.

Brackenstown Adult Scene of Education (BASE) celebrate 30 years

BASE celebrated their 30th anniversary on Friday 19th May with a party in BASE resource centre, Swords. A wonderful night was had by all. Congratulations to all those involved in the celebrations. Pictured below are Eileen McCormack, Mary Forde, Mairead Marron, IMG-20170606-WA0000Denise McDermott, Mary Kenneally from Fingal Counselling Service with Father Paul Thornton


Local funding support for Fingal Counselling Service

Swords and District Lions Club presented Fingal Counselling Service  with a cheque for €1500 towards the running costs of this invaluable service. The Lions Club has been a long-time supporter of Fingal Counselling Service providing us with funding towards training and other projects. Lion President Sean Quigley congratulated the service for their commitment, explaining that suicide prevention programmes, which are part of Fingal Counselling Service’s skill set, are a major service project for Lions Clubs all over Ireland.

Mary Forde, on behalf of the service, thanked the Lions Club for their generous donation and expressed her gratitude for its support over many years.

Photo: The photo shows Swords Lions President Sean Quigley presenting the cheque to Mary Forde FCS. Others include Swords Lions and Fingal Counselling Service membersIMG_0629
L/R John Boylan, Maurice Kealy, Sean Quigley, Denise McDermott, Mary Forde, Conor Igoe and Mary O’Connor

Mental Health and Wellbeing Fare 2017

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Fare took place in the offices of Fingal County Council Swords on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

Fingal Counselling Service was represented by Helen Hughes and Denise McDermott. There were a number of different services represented at the fare including Tusla, The Samaritans, Teenline, and the North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force. The Fare ran along side with the registration for the Cycle Against Suicide and was very well supported.

Pictured with Helen and Denise is the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Darragh Butler, Darragh O Brien TD.18058010_732577950257715_1985374392737526660_n

Working towards accreditation?

Fingal Counselling Service  are now offering volunteering opportunities to counsellors who have already completed their 100 training hours and are working towards accreditation. We invite applications from pre accredited IACP members to join our centre in Swords

In return for an 18 month commitment (initial 6 month trial with review leading to further 12 month period) of minimum 3 hours per week, we will provide


  • Counsellor supports
  • Training and supervision
  • Professional insurance
  • Clients will come from our managed waiting list.
  • Counselling rooms and administration support
  • CPD training, induction and peer support

If you are interested in applying please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter outlining your qualifications.  The contact details of a referee who can vouch for your work should also be included with your application.

Applications to

Mr Conor Igoe

Fingal Counselling Service,

BASE Resource Centre,

Brackenstown Road,


Co. Dublin


The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 14th February 2017.

Interviews will take place here in Fingal Counselling Service on Saturday, 4th March 2017

The induction and training weekend with take place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March


Please contact the office on 8902596 with any queries you may have.

Two new counselling services available from Fingal Counselling Service

Fingal Counselling Service are pleased to announce that from 01 December 2016 the counselling services have been extended to include Teen counselling for individuals aged between 16 and 18 years of age and Family Relationship Therapy. This is a self referral service. For further information please contact our office on 8902596 Monday to Friday 10 am to 1 pm. An answering service is available for outside these hours.